A heady, psychedelic stew of low and high brow art forms, the film, written by Zappa and co-directed by him and Tony Palmer, mixed together irreverent comedic skits, madcap satire, eye-popping animation...
Winners of the fifth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards will be announced on November 16.
Artwork may be designed to show off music, but some album cover designers have attracted fame thanks to their iconic work. Here we look at 13 of the best.
Frank Zappa’s third album within the space of a year, ‘Chunga’s Revenge’ ranges from hard rock to doo-wop and the avant-garde, standing the test of time.
Satisfying on every count, ‘Zoot Allures’ found Frank Zappa collaborating with Captain Beefheart, sending up disco and pointing towards ambient music.
The fearless jazz-rock experimentation of ‘Hot Rats’ had Frank Zappa sounding as never before.
The epic 1981 concert is immortalized with a six-disc ‘Halloween 81’ costume box set featuring more than 70 unreleased tracks and Count Frankula costume.
UMe kicks off the Halloween season with new seasonal playlists, remastered visuals, never-made music videos, and vinyl giveaways.
Part-recorded live in 1975, Frank Zappa’s ‘Bongo Fury’ saw Captain Beefheart join the celebrated Mothers Of Invention on tour for a unique pairing.
Archivist Joe Travers has worked on maintaining Frank Zappa’s vision with an on-going series of releases, we talk with the “Vaultmeister” himself.
A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.
Opening Thanksgiving weekend, ‘Zappa’ will paint an in-depth portrait of the iconic artist’s career and life.
The hosts will also discuss the creation of ‘The Mothers 1970’ and the unreleased performances, tell stories about Zappa and answer questions.
The track is set to appear on the hotly-anticipated 4CD set of ‘The Mothers 1970’
This new four-disc box set collects together more than four hours of previously unreleased performances.
Frank Vincent Zappa packed such a ridiculous amount of great music into his 52 years on this planet that we would honestly need not just one book but several tomes to do...